Brynne Darby McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2016 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award. "This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research . . .” Brynne has also been awarded a $14,000 Waddell-Biggart Graduate Fellowship for 2016-17. Brynne is completing her dissertation on “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France.” Her advisor is Dr. Nancy Locke.
Alena Howe, of Port Matilda, Pa., has been named the Department of Art History Student Marshal for the May 2016 College of Arts & Architecture Commencement ceremony. She will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Bachelor of Science in French and Francophone Studies, with minors in Business and the Liberal Arts, and International Studies. Alena, recipient of numerous scholarships, has interned at La Galerie Maeght in Paris, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Palmer Museum of Art, among others. A ceramics artist, she has served as manager of the ceramics studio at Penn State’s Center for Arts and Crafts for the past four years. She has also been active in the French Club and THON.
Brynne McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Spring 2017 Graduate Student Residency at Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities. This will assist her in the completion of her dissertation on “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France.” Her advisor is Dr. Nancy Locke.
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Fall 2016 Graduate Student Residency at Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities. This will assist her in the completion of her dissertation on “Christina, Queen of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome.” Her advisor is Dr. Brian A. Curran.
Karly Etz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Killing the Zombie: The Transformation of Contemporary Abstraction Through the Translation of the Tattooed Body,” at the conference Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics, Institute for Advanced Study, University College London, July 7-8, 2016.
Elizabeth Petersen, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received the National Committee of the History of Art (NCHA) Award to attend the 34th World Congress of Art History, organized by the Comité International d’Historie de l’Art (CIHA), to be held in Beijing, China, September 15-22, 2016. This World Congress happens only every four years and has been called the “Olympics” of art history.
Andrea Middleton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded an Archaeology Institute of Archaeology (AIA) Matson Student Member Fellowship.
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania, for nine weeks this summer. CLS is an intensive summer study abroad program focused on language and cultural immersion, funded by the U.S. Department of State.http://www.clscholarship.org/languages/swahili
Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award that has allowed her to spend the 2015–16 academic year in Germany, working on her dissertation, “Early Modern Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine.” Please see the article below to read about her experience in Germany. https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-history-fulbright-winner-sh...
Aaron Ziolkowski, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is in the Daily Collegian http://www.collegian.psu.edu/arts_and_entertainment/article_3a79941e-d9d... There is a nice photo of Aaron in the print version. 'Odd Couples' exhibition presented at Zoller Gallery